What Do The Patches In Your Mouth Look Like When You Have Hiv

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...the skin lesions. They are usually flat, painless, and do not itch or drain. They can look like a bruise, but a bruise will lose its purple color if you push on it; a KS lesion won't. KS lesions can grow into raised bumps or patches and grow together. Your health care provider might take a small sample (a biopsy) from skin spots to examine under a microscope and confirm a diagnosis of KS. How Is KS Treated? Strong ART is the best...
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What exactly is thrush?

What is thrush? what does it look like.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...to thrush; even steroids in the form of asthma inhalers can cause thrush. Thrush appears most often as white patches in the oral cavity. Thrush is very easy to treat. Many anti-thrush products are on the market. Read more »

White patches on back of throat! Help!

Hello to you. My ? is why do i have white patches on very back of throat and red bumps on the thing on the roof of my mouth that looks like a punching bag? Have been tested for aids, and was negative, but that was more than a year ago. While i've...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...If all your HIV tests are negative, then most likely you do not have HIV. Have you had a throat culture performed?? White patches can often be a sign of thrush (a fungal infection). Could you have a sexually transmitted infection? Have you had... Read more »


what does oral thrush look like?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...are three predominant types of candidiasis: Erythematous candidiasis:This is a red flat lesion that may appear anywhere in the oral cavity but the majority of time presents on the dorsal surface of the tongue and/or the roof of the mouth. This... Read more »

Red Patches On tongue and feels like hair in my mouth.

I had unprotected sex with a 23 year old male...hiv status unknown although he says no. We had vaginal intercourse 3 times, but there was no ejaculation. I gave him oral sex for a long period of time and again there was no ejaculation. Eventually...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not a doctor and am therefore not qualified to answer your question. You can either ask The Body's medical or transmission expert their opinion.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »
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HIV and the Mouth

... See Fact Sheet 501 for more information. This infection is caused by a fungus (yeast) called Candida. It shows up as red patches on the tongue or roof of the mouth or white lumps that look like cottage cheese that can form anywhere in the... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...infection is called thrush . When the infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...occurs at CD4+ cell counts below 300 Discomfort, burning of mouth and throat; changed sense of taste; creamy white or yellowish patches on mouth or throat. By appearance and symptoms. Lab tests are used if the infection does not clear after... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with... Read more »
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At the risk of sounding like a paranoid idiot...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...looked at my mouth, I have two HUGE red spotches on the roof of my mouth, and up by my top teeth, in the back, are a few white patches. Could this all just be from the Antibiotics?? (not to mention the popcorn)...... or should I be concerend.... Read more »

Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
...One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...oral sex together but neither one of us ejaculated, it lasted maybe 15 mins,my problem is now i have this slick sore tongue, no patches or anything just fissured and cracked all over,has a burning feeling also and my other problem is a low sex... Read more »

Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...thrush on my tongue and in the back of my mouth, behind my tonsils. in the back of my mouth, there are what appear to be white patches. i assumed that taking these cold meds my have caused thrush. i'm not really sure. at the same time i started... Read more »
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